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Summer Reading Games: Oceans of Possibilities

Sunday, July 31, 2022
Summer Reading Games
All Branches
Our free all-ages summer reading games are back in person! Read for fun, complete activities, and attend events to earn prizes! Pick up a game board beginning May 23 at the Downtown Library, Ellettsville Branch, or on the Bookmobile! This year, the Friends of the Library Foundation will donate $1,000 to the Community Kitchen of Monroe County when we meet our registration goal of 1,000 people! Learn more at mcpl.info/summerreading

Ages 1–12: Children’s Reading Game 
Ages 12–19: Teen Reading Game 
Age 20 & up: Adult Reading Game 

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Tiny Art Show at Ellettsville

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Tiny Art Show
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Gallery Exhibit Space
Looking for something fun to explore? Come view the 3" x 3" painted tiny art masterpieces at the Ellettsville Branch Art Gallery, painted by local kids, teens, and adults! All ages. Drop in throughout the month of June.
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Cryptid D&D Club

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Cryptid D&D Club
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Drop in, adventure through fantastic realms, then leave when you want! These sessions of Dungeons and Dragons are designed to be short, fun, and evolving adventures that anyone can play. All skill levels are welcome! Ages 12–19.
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Mario Kart™ Tournament

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Mario Kart™ Tournament
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Think you have what it takes to be a Mario Kart™ champion? Drop in and find out! Ages 12–19.
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Cryptid D&D Club

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Cryptid D&D Club
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1C
Drop in, adventure through fantastic realms, then leave when you want! These sessions of Dungeons and Dragons are designed to be short, fun, and evolving adventures that anyone can play. All skill levels are welcome! Ages 12–19.
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Miniature Painting 101

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Miniature Painting 101
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
We've got the minis, paints, brushes, and know-how––come try your hand at miniature painting! All skill levels are welcome. Ages 12–19. Drop in.
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Anime Watch Party

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Anime Watch Party
Downtown Library
The Ground Floor
Join other fans of My Hero AcademiaThe Way of the House Husband, The Promised Neverland, and more for a night of anime, crafts, and chatter. Ages 12–19.
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Reusable Water Balloon Fight

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Reusable Water Balloon Fight
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Learn how to make your own reusable water balloons from household supplies. We'll test our water balloons, so make sure you wear clothes that you don't mind getting wet! Ages 12–19.
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Saturday Movie Marathon

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Movie Marathon
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Saturdays are the perfect day to hang out and watch movies with friends! Ages 12–19.
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Level Up Workshop: Intro to Adobe Illustrator

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Level Up Workshop: Intro to Adobe Illustrator
Downtown Library
Level Up
Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator, a vector graphics editor and design program. Age 12 & up.
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All-Ages Day at the Ground Floor

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
All-Ages Day
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Curious about The Ground Floor teen space, but you aren’t a teen? Patrons of all ages are invited to check it out on the second Sunday of the month––there's a DIY design studio, video games, virtual reality, and more!
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Maker Lab: 3D-Printed Cryptids

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Maker Lab: 3D-Printed Cryptids
Downtown Library
The Ground Floor
Science, tech, crafts––drop in for a cool project each month! Ages 12–19. View all Maker Labs.
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Cartoon Tuesdays

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cartoon Tuesdays
Downtown Library
The Ground Floor
Join fans of classic cartoons like Samurai Jack, The Powerpuff Girls, and SpongeBob Squarepants for a night of snacks, crafts, and toons. Ages 12–19.
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Cosplay Wednesday

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cosplay Wednesday
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Have you ever wanted to bring a favorite character to life? Get the materials and instructions you need to take your cosplay to the next level. At May’s cosplay workshop, bring in your projects and we’ll try to help! In June, we’ll cover embroidery skills, and in July we’ll work on character makeup! All skill levels are welcome. Ages 12–19.
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Intro to Warhammer

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Intro to Warhammer
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
If you enjoy D&D, miniature painting, and board games, tabletop war games like Warhammer are another fun option! We'll provide a light introduction, as well as all the terrain, miniatures, and snacks. All skill levels are welcome! For ages 12–19.
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Intro to Warhammer Mini Painting and Gaming

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Intro to Warhammer Mini Painting and Gaming
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
We've got the minis, paints, and know-how. Try your hand at miniature painting and learn how to play Warhammer! All skill levels are welcome. Ages 12–19. Please register.
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Super Smash Bros.™ Tournament

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Super Smash Bros.™ Tournament
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Think you have what it takes to be a Super Smash Bros.™ champion? Drop in and find out! Ages 12–19.
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Teen Artist Club: Mermaid Crowns

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Artist Club: Mermaid Crowns
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Are you a teen artist looking to hang with others? Join us to make fun stuff, show off your work, chat, and relax. Ages 12–19. See all Teen Artist Club events.
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Co-Op Book Club: A Video Game Conversation Group––Gone Home

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Co-Op Book Club: A Video Game Conversation Group––Gone Home
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Enjoy video games and want to talk with other people about them? Join us as we discuss Gone Home and talk about game design, stories, art, and everything else. It's just like a book club, but with video games! The game will be available to play each month on the second floor of the Downtown Library near the video game collection. View more Co-Op Book Club events.
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Beat Saber Tournament

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Downtown Library
The Ground Floor
Think you have what it takes to be a Beat Saber champion? Drop in and find out! Ages 12-19
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Board Game Night

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board Game Night
Downtown Library
It's game night! Join us to chat and play a fun selection of board games out in the community at Hopscotch Kitchen (235 W. Dodds Street, Bloomington). All ages.

A partnership between Hopscotch Coffee, The Game Preserve, and the Library. 
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D&D Crafts

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
D&D Crafts
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Drop by for some RPG-inspired crafts! In May, we'll use resin to create custom gelatinous cubes, in June we'll learn how to make fake aged maps, and in July we'll design our own miniatures using 3D printing software. All skill levels are welcome. Ages 12–19.
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Teen Artist Club: Mermaid Crowns

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Artist Club: Mermaid Crowns
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Are you a teen artist looking to hang with others? Join us to make fun stuff, show off your work, chat, and relax. Ages 12–19. See all Teen Artist Club events.
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Mr. Game and Talk: A Monthly Video Game Conversation Group–Stardew Valley

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Mr. Game and Talk: A Monthly Video Game Conversation Group: Stardew Valley
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Enjoy video games and want to talk with other people about them? Join us as we chat about a game, game design, stories, art, and everything else. In May, we’ll cover Rimworld and in July we’ll dive into Stardew Valley. The games will be available to play each month on The Ground Floor gaming PC. Ages 12–19. View all events.
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Summer Celebration CANCELLED

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Summer Celebration
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Garden
This event has been cancelled.
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